Researchers Examine Blood Proteins In Covid Patients Using A New Technique

A new study is being carried out by researchers where they are testing blood proteins in critically ill Covid patients.

To be precise, researchers are analyzing some unique patterns of blood plasma proteins so as to treat severe COVID-19.

The above study has been published in the Cellular and Molecular Medicine where all the different proteins are being studied. they are called as “plasma proteome” as released by cells.


Researchers Examine Blood Proteins In Covid Patients Using A New Technique

Studies found that “plasma proteome” often play a vital role in body’s immune response to viruses.

In order to conclude their study in this regard, scientists took as many as 30 subjects in 3 patient groups at LHSC (London Health Sciences Centre).

This is what the lead researcher said, “We collected plasma from these patients and measured well over a thousand proteins with great accuracy using new technology that combines immunology and genomics,” said Dr Douglas Fraser, Lawson Scientist, Critical Care Physician at Children’s Hospital at LHSC.

“With the use of this advanced technology, we were able to better analyse the protein patterns and better understand what is happening with Covid-19, especially in critically ill patients,” he added.

They further found during their research that Covid-19 patients had changes in immunosuppression pathways which is generally responsible to keep immunue system stable. But the changes were visible in some critically ill patients.

It all was done by analyzing plasma protein where they analyzed which proteins were actually active during the onset of the disease and also which other proteins signalling pathways were activated.

“In-depth analysis of the human plasma proteome helps us capture tissue proteins that can provide us with information regarding organ integrity during infection,” said Cristiana Iosef, Lawson Research Associate. “This is important because it will allow us to search for new blood biomarkers that are specific for Covid-19 patients,” she added.


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